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Poster: xtifr Date: Sep 10, 2007 1:47pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: FLAC compression rates

Fair point, and if it were just the compression, I'd totally agree, but the decompression is slower too, and I decompress flacs way more often than I compress them or upload them. Obviously, other people's usage patterns may affect their priorities differently. :)

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Poster: scott-tally Date: Sep 10, 2007 3:21pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: FLAC compression rates

good discussson. I was guessing at the 10%, have only tried a couple ticks below median. So, after I compress and upload, is that the level it stays at? Or does it get redone at archives? Does it make a difference to the user downloading a flac to have a smaller download but slower rebuild?

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffgreenone Date: Sep 11, 2007 6:05am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: FLAC compression rates

Point taken! :) I do very little trading, very little burning, and LOTS of uploading and archiving.

Scott - the LMA doesn't do anything to the source files after you upload them - that would actually change the checksum if they did that, which kinda renders the whole thing useless. In truth, I don't think a downloader has any way of figuring out which level of compression you used unless you specify it in your text file - use whatever's most convenient for you!